River Hawk Aviation acquires Carolina Air Charter

River Hawk Aviation released that it has completed an agreement to acquire Carolina Air Charter, Inc. of Charlotte, NC. Carolina Air Charter was established in 1989 to provide quality direct air charter services to meet the special demands of corporate travel. In 2008, Carolina Air Charter is expected to produce in excess of $2,000,000 in revenues from its charter bookings. Carolina Air Charter has an impeccable safety record earned through more than 21,000 hours of charter flight operation serving the needs of approximately 25,000 passengers traveling nearly 3 million miles.

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Spirit AeroSystems increases revolving credit facility to $650 million

Spirit AeroSystems reported the completion of an amendment to its existing credit agreements to increase the Company’s $400 million revolving credit facility to $650 million. The transaction enhances the company’s financial flexibility as it continues to invest in product development and win new business across the aerospace industry. The maturity date and interest cost of the credit facility remains unchanged.

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American Airlines and Iberia widen scope of code sharing agreement

Iberia and American Airlines have substantially broadened the scope of their code-sharing arrangement. Starting in mid-April, U.S.-bound Iberia passengers can choose among 16 new destinations in addition to the 22 Iberia now offers, five of them direct from Spain and 17 under code sharing. Iberia passengers can already fly under the Iberia code on American Airlines to Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Seattle. The extension of the agreement also means that American Airlines passengers flying from Miami to Madrid can continue under Read more

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Iberia Handling signs contract with First Choice Airline

Iberia has signed a handling contract with the airline First Choice and, starting in April, will assist its aircraft and passengers in Spanish airports. Iberia Handling will provide handling services for the 4,000 flights to Spain that are programmed by the British airline for the summer and winter seasons. The contract covers all Spanish airports, although at present the carrier flies only to Malaga, Alicante, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, Minorca, Majorca, Reus and Tenerife Sur. Since First Choice merged with the German TUI tour operator group last year, TUI Travel has become Iberia Handling

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Midcoast Aviation to support Falcon 7X aircraft

EADS Socata chose Midcoast as western hemisphere repair center. Under this agreement Midcoast becomes the authorized repair center for the structures built by EADS Socata for the Falcon 7X aircraft. EADS Socata designs and builds two main work packages: the upper center fuselage section and the lower body fairing for the Falcon 7X under contract to Dassault Aviation. Midcoast is authorized to perform warranty and non-warranty repairs on the EADS Socata-manufactured structures which include both metallic and composite components.

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Pratt & Whitney installs Geared Turbofan engine flight nacelle system

Pratt & Whitney installed the flight inlet and nacelle system on the Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine in preparation for Phase II ground testing scheduled to begin next month. The nacelle system, provided by Geared Turbofan demonstrator program partner Goodrich, was installed during a fit check before final test sensors are connected and the engine returns to the test stand. The Geared Turbofan demonstrator engine will return to Pratt & Whitney

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FAA certifies Pratt & Whitney CFM56-3 Engine Life Limited Parts

Pratt & Whitney received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the Global Material Solutions CFM56-3 engine fan and booster Supplemental Type Certificate. The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), resulting from numerous engine and rig development and certification tests, is the first FAA certification granted for alternative life limited engine parts. The FAA

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